Owner - Visiting Educator
I have my Early childhood Education Diploma of Teaching. I have worked in childcare for 20 years in childcare centres, preschools, kindergartens, Woman’s refuge and as a Home-based Educator while my children were pre-schoolers and then moving on to a Visiting Teacher for Home-based Educators. I also hold a current First Aid Certificate.
I live in Bell Block with my Husband and 2 boys. We share our home with 2 dogs, 2 rabbits, 4 chickens and a cat. I have great support from my peers in the community but I also have strong Family/Whanau support as well. My husband Kerry helps provide Business knowledge and support for Cherish Childcare. We are from Bell Block and feel Bell Block has a lot to offer a small business.
I am actively involved in the community and I am on the Board of Trustees at Puketapu School with my role in finances. I am also part of the Parents Support Group there. I am also a Manager for my youngest son’s soccer team and our two boys that sure keep me on my toes!
I have great support from other childcare services in the form of advice and mentoring, through this we can ensure we are providing the best care and education possible.